Marie Jamora

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Marietta Concepcion Jacinto Jamora (born November 29, 1978) is an award-winning Filipino music video director and commercial director who is best known for her music videos, commercials, and feature film What Isn’t There (Ang Nawawala).

Career[edit]

Jamora has directed music videos for the bands and musicians Sandwich, Imago, Bamboo, Sponge Cola, Urbandub, Gary Valenciano, Itchyworms, and The Eraserheads.[1][2]

As a Director, her short films have been in competition and exhibition in the Cinemanila International Film Festival, Singapore’s Women in Film Festival, the Loyola Film Circle’s Ateneo Video Open, and the University of the Philippines Cineastes INDEO Short Film Festival. As a Producer, Ming Kai Leung’s short film, “Three Boys” has made the rounds at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, São Paulo International Short Film Festival, Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Cinemanila International Film Festival, winning the Gold Award at the 2009 Hong Kong Independent Film and Video Awards.[3]

In 2008, she directed, produced, edited video and music of the first ever season of Project Runway Philippines, working with Fremantle Media.[4][5]

In 2012, Marie was part of Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, competing in the New Breed Category with her film Ang Nawawala. It took home two awards: Best Original Musical Score for composers Mikey Amistoso, Diego Mapa, and Jazz Nicolas; and Audience Choice award (New Breed), which is determined by votes from the Cinemalaya audience.[6]

Since 2006, Marie has taught the class “Digital Video Filmmaking” in the Department of Communication at the Ateneo de Manila University, where she previously graduated Cum Laude in 2001.[3]

Marie Jamora is not only a filmmaker, but is also a musician. She is the drummer for indie bands Blast Ople and Dexter Calliope and the Tito Gil Twins in 1998. Her current band, Boldstar, was named the Best New Artist at the 2002 NU107 Rock Awards.[3]

In 2013, Marie became one of the managing partners at Arsenal Manila, a camera rental and DIT service company for film and commercial projects in Manila and Southeast Asia. Marie moved to Los Angeles. She is developing her next two feature films while also doing editing work. She co-edited the Showtime Earthquake Comedy Special, These Ain’t Jokes, and co-edited the documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?[3]

Ang Nawawala[edit]

Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There) is Marie Jamora’s 2012 feature film. A draft of Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There) was written in college at the Ateneo De Manila University, in a scriptwriting class under Uro Dela Cruz. Another draft was written in film school under the scriptwriting class of Brendan Ward. Marie worked on the script for about five years until around the new year’s of 2011 when she asked Ramon De Veyra to co-write it with her. Prior to asking Ramon De Veyra to co-write the film, Marie approached Brainchild Studios to produce Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There) with her, and that’s where she got Bernard Dacanay and Trinka Lat to be the producers. Marie and Ramon wrote the script for around six months and got an NCCA grant for their script. They made the film for Cinemalaya.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Jamora graduated high school from Immaculate Conception University, cum laude from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Communication Arts, and a Masters in Film from Columbia University in 2005.[4]

When Marie Jamora was around her junior year in high school, her father had a Sony V8 camera, and as a child, she would record random things around her house with her father’s camera. In junior year high school in the Immaculate Conecption Academy, she started making videos for her school projects. By the time it came to her senior year in high school, Marie knew she wanted to pursue film. Earlier in her life, she thought she would be an actor but attending the Reportary Philippines Theater Workshop when she was in high school made her realize she did not want to pursue acting.[7]

In Columbia University, she had Tom Kalin, Eric Mendelsohn, Lenore DeKoven, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Nick Proferes as teachers. Tom Kalin was her directing teacher. Lenore DeKoven taught Marie acting. And Philip Seymour Hoffman taught directing the actor.[7]

Awards[edit]

She has directed over 40 music videos, garnering 8 wins and over 30 nominations from every Filipino music award institution, including MTV Pilipinas, the NU107 Rock Awards, and the MYX Music Awards.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Feature Films

2015 The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? - Editor/Post-production Supervisor

2012 What Isn’t There (Ang Nawawala) - Director, Producer, Co-writer, Co-editor, Co-Music Editor

Short FIlms

2016 Flip The Record - Director, writer, producer, editor, music supervisor, colorist

2015 Cream Silk Portraits - Director, story editor, co-editor

2015 Isobel - Director, writer, editor, color correction, sound recordist

2015 20 Years of Anarchy in Cinema - Co-director, editor, color correction, sound recordist

2014 What Isn’t Said - Director, Co-writer, Co-editor, co-music supervisor

2013 Closer - Director, Asst. Editor, Sound Design, Color Correction.

2011 Itchyworms 15th Anniversary Tour - Director, Editor, Sound Design, Color Correction

2010 New York Is My Boyfriend - Director, Writer, Editor, Sound Design

2007 Three Boys - Producer

2006 Lock - Director of Photography

2006 Dexter Calliope & The Adarna Bird 2006 - Director, Co-writer, Co-Editor

2003 Quezon City - Director, Co-writer, Editor, Sound Design

2003 Dirty Laundry - Director, Writer, Editor, Sound Design

2002 Divergence - Director, Writer, Editor, Music Editor, Color Correction

2002 Kaarawan (Birthday) - Director, Co-writer

1999 Pata ‘Yan/Patayan (A Pound of Flesh/The Killing) - Director, Co-writer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Demo Reel". 
  2. ^ "YouTube Channel". 
  3. ^ a b c d e http://www.mariejamora.com
  4. ^ a b Bea Ledesma. "Marie Jamora: The Little Directress". The Philippine Star. 
  5. ^ "IMDB page". 
  6. ^ Almo, Nerisa. "Ang Nawawala, starring Dawn Zulueta and the Roco twins, gets new edited version for its commercial run". PEP.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc.PEP. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Marie Jamora. Email interview. 3 May 2015.

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